• 'Magnificently luminous': Lewis Center for the Arts + Maggie’s Centre Barts by Steven Holl Architects

    With the $300m Lewis Center for Princeton University, Steven Holl has extended a beloved campus with three new buildings. Meanwhile, in London, his bold Maggie's Centre is conceived as a 'breath of life'

  • Rethinking affordable housing: Gorleston Street by Farrells

    For a housing development providing flats for rent for key workers in London, the search was on to find a suitable site for mass housing. Farrells has shown on the Hammersmith site that affordable housing can be light, open, generous and nuanced

  • Hidden depths: Tate St Ives by Jamie Fobert Architects

    The initial design by Jamie Fobert Architects for a much-needed extension to Tate St Ives was abandoned after fierce local objection — but the practice was able to address the site again, this time coming up with a design that artfully embeds the extension in the cliff face

  • Super modern meets Suffolk vernacular: Wood Farm by Studio RHE

    In the quiet of the Suffolk countryside a family home has been carved from the footprint of a farmstead and a Second World War hangar site. It has also inspired London-based Studio RHE to develop a new way to address the national housing shortage

  • On the drawing board: Factory by OMA

    OMA’s Manchester-based arts venue, Factory, is set to be a major new cultural hub for the North and the key to local regeneration

  • Stanton Williams' Musée d’arts de Nantes breathes life into the French city

    The Musée d’arts de Nantes has reopened following a €48.8m transformation and extension by London-based practice Stanton Williams that aims to embrace its urban surroundings. It is part of a huge, 30-year push by the city to use culture to reinvent its image, culminating in the annual arts festival Le Voyage à Nantes

  • Brand on a mission: IKEA teams up with NASA to imagine homes on Mars

    Letter from Älmhult: Cate St Hill visits IKEA’s 'House of Curiosity' in the remote Swedish village where the brand began, to talk about upcoming designs and collaborations — including their expansion into space

  • Home away from home: Second Home Lisboa

    Following the success of their first creative workspace, Second Home Spitalfields in London, entrepreneurs Sam Aldenton and Rohan Silva have opened up shop in Lisbon, drawn by the city’s booming co-working culture and thriving tech scene. Designed by Madrid-based practice SelgasCano, it’s an unconventional office, inspired by biophilia and arranged to maximise serendipitous meetings among its diverse community

  • Rethinking the cinema: Chester's Storyhouse by Bennetts Associates

    An old Odeon cinema in Chester has been brought back to life and reimagined as a new cultural and community centre as part of a long-term transformation of the city's Northgate quarter

  • Architecture in blue: Francis Kéré's Serpentine Pavilion

    Burkina Faso-born and Berlin-based architect Diébédo Francis Kéré has brought his empowering, socially engaged architecture to London in the form of this year’s Serpentine Pavilion. Inspired by the form of a tree, where people like to gather during the day in his home village of Gando, it showcases his belief that architecture has the power to surprise, unite and inspire